With Over $415,000 in Payouts, High Five Guaranteed Most Lucrative Yet

(Press Release) San Jose, Costa Rica – November 25, 2013 – Just in time for Thanksgiving, Americas Cardroom has given thousands of poker players good reason to be thankful. The online poker site today confirmed that its High Five Guaranteed, which had originally guaranteed a total of $350,000, saw total prize pools reach over $415,000. The 25 events, spread out over five days, featured 10,450 entries. “It was only five short days, but with $416,768 in total prize pools, our High Five Guaranteed series was one of our most successful yet,” stated Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. “While we had guaranteed prize pools totaling $350,000, online poker players in the US flocked to Americas Cardroom in droves, pumping up the prize pool to near half-million territory.” The High Five Guarantee ran from November 20th through 24th and was packed with tournaments ranging from $1,000 to $150,000 guaranteed. Games offered included Texas Hold’em and PLO, with re-entry, re-buy, and add-on options available in many tournaments. The series featured five tournaments per day, with signature large-scale events rounding out the schedule each day. All but two small tournaments surpassed their guarantees—a $2,500 guarantee on November 23rd saw a $175 overlay and a $1,200 guarantee on November 24th featured an overlay of just $10. But the small overlays were eclipsed by some sky-high prize pools, including the big $150,000 guarantee on November 24th, which saw its final prize pool balloon to $163,800. Harris notes that the Americas Cardroom community can expect to see some big online poker series in the new year. “Right near we’re focusing on making our players happy however we can,” commented Harris. “That includes sending more players than ever to land-based events. We recently returned from the Punta Cana Poker Classic where we enjoyed partying with the Americas Cardroom community, and this coming March we’re heading to Panama for the LSOP. We’ll be focused on sending as many players as we can to that innovative event while making sure our online tournament prize pools are impressive.”